September 10, 2012


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CMA Grant and Awards

Guidelines, FAQs and Application Forms are available online for the following programs:

CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming
Recognition for presenters and ensembles for commitment and creativity in programming new music
Guidelines & Application
October 5, 2012

Presenting Jazz
Support for presenters to engage U.S.-based jazz ensembles in concert settings
Guidelines & Application
October 12, 2012

Residency Partnership
Support for community-based residencies organized by ensembles or presenters
November 16, 2012

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Do you have news or an opportunity to share? Please email it to CMA welcomes all submissions but cannot guarantee that each one will be published.

This Week: CMA in Michigan

CMA will be in Grand Rapids for the Midwest Arts Conference from Wednesday to Saturday; visit us in Booth 439. On Thursday, 9/13, we'll present a 9:00 a.m. session on CMA-supported community residencies; and that afternoon, 4:00–6:00 p.m., we're hosting a networking get-together at the Sundance Bar & Grill (RSVP preferred; conference registration and CMA membership are not required to attend). And don't miss a chance to hear these CMA member ensembles: Christian Howes Group, the Russian Duo, and Trio Solari are all performing in independent showcases during the conference.

Last ChanceApply to Showcase or Present a Conference Session

Ensembles performing music of all genres and styles may apply to showcase at the CMA conference, January 17-20, 2013, at the Westin New York at Times Square. We also invite members and others interested in attending the conference to submit a proposal for a 90-minute workshop, demonstration, panel, or roundtable. Deadline: September 14, 2012

Join Us Next Week in Florida

If you are attending the Performing Arts Exchange Conference in Miami Beach, visit us at Booth 422. And on Thursday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m., hear Sybarite5, a CMA member ensemble, in a PAE-juried showcase at Colony Theater. CMA staff will also be on hand for individual consultations (conference registration is not required to schedule an appointment).

Nominate a Local Hero for a CMAcclaim Award 

The CMAcclaim Award brings national recognition to an individual, ensemble, or organization in chamber music that has had a significant impact on a community at the local or regional level. CMA members are invited to submit a nomination for the 2013 award. The nominee need not be a CMA member. 
Deadline: September 30, 2012

Mariel Roberts Joins the Mivos Quartet

Mariel Roberts is the Mivos String Quartet's new cellist, succeeding founding member Isabel Castellvi. Roberts has performed with several other new-music groups, including Ensemble Signal, Wet Ink, the Nouveau Classical Project, and the Wordless Music Orchestra.  

Stulberg Competition Winners 

L to R:  Meklis, Cho, and Lipman

Three teenagers rose to the top of a field of 111 applicants to win medals at this year’s Stulberg International String Competition in Kalamazoo, MI. Violist Matthew Lipman (Gold Medal), cellist Brannon Cho (Silver) and violinist Vincent Meklis (Bronze) will receive cash awards and opportunities to perform with local Michigan symphonies.
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